1st Edition

John Frederick Oberlin/h

By John W. Kurtz Copyright 1976
    368 Pages
    by Routledge

    368 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book covers the life of John Frederic Oberlin from his adolescence to his death. It provides adequate details of the relationships between Oberlin's life and work and the social and intellectual currents of his time, with impartiality and rational perspective.

    Preface -- Introduction -- From Strasbourg to Waldersbach: 1740-1767 -- Heritage and Childhood -- Preparation -- The Ban de la Roche -- Educational Reform, Economic Development, Spiritual Regeneration: 1767-1782 -- The Children -- The Beautiful Life of Poverty -- The Preacher and Pastor -- The Lonely Years: 1782-1788 -- A Man with His Contradictions1 -- “You Have Taken My Wife from Me” -- Of Mysteries and Dark Enchantments -- Revolution and Liberation: 1789-1804 -- Christian Patriotism -- Citizen Oberlin -- Refuge and Liberation -- The Years of Fulfillment: 1804-1826 -- Happy Endings, New Beginnings -- From Parochial Obscurity to World Celebrity -- Last Days, Death, and Burial -- Appendix -- Notes on the Oberlin Literature

    Biography

    Kurtz, John W.